Below is the full reading schedule for the 9th annual New York City Poetry Festival! The schedule lists the organization presenting in each time slot. For information about each organization and their list of readers, please scroll down. The organizations are listed below in alphabetical order.

Saturday, July 27th


11:00am: IAWA: Italian American Writers Association

11:30am: MiCasa Writers Corner

12:00pm: Codhill Press

12:30pm: [PANK]


1:30pm: W.W. Norton & Company

2:00pm: Read Poetry

4:00pm: Intersections Magazine

4:30pm: Artful Dodgers Poetry

5:00pm: New York Writer’s Workshop

5:30pm: Women’s Poetry Workshop

6:00pm: Andrews McMeel Universal

6:30pm: Poets Corner BK


11:00am: Post Traumatic Press

11:30am: Warrior Writers

12:00pm: NAMI-NYC Metro Poetry Workshop

12:30pm: The New York Browning Society

1:00pm: NeuroNautic Institute Workshop

1:30pm: Lastbench

2:00pm: Vermont College of Fine Arts

4:00pm: Pony One Dog Press

4:30pm: Vegetarian Alcoholic Press

5:00pm: Sweet Action Poetry

5:30pm: The BLAQLIST

6:00pm: easy paradise

6:30pm: Newtown Literary Alliance


11:00am: Soulteri

11:30am: Poets, Of Course

12:00pm: Coyote Blood

12:30pm: Underground Books

1:00pm: Thirty West Publishing

1:30pm: Just Poets, Inc.

2:00pm: The Red Wheelbarrow

2:30pm: Yes Poetry

3:00pm: The Poetry Society of New York (with Chen Chen & Robert Pinsky)

4:00pm: Our Galleries

4:30pm: La Pluma y La Tinta

5:00pm: The Green Pavillion

5:30pm: Quail Bell Magazine

6:00pm: Enliylyxyl Press

6:30pm: She Will Speak


1:00pm: The Poetry Brothel

4:30pm: The Poetry Brothel

5:30pm: Poetry Nap

Sunday, July 28th


11:00am: Get Fresh Books

11:30am: Suburban Springtime Zine

12:00pm: Short Line Review

12:30pm: NYU MFA: Spanish Language Poetry

1:00pm: National Association of Poetry Therapy

1:30pm: Jaime Lee Lewis

2:00pm: BOA Editions

4:00pm: Sarah Lawrence College

4:30pm: Room Shakerz LLC


11:00am: Redeemer Writers Group

11:30am: Terrapin Books

12:00pm: Hobart Festival of Women Writers

12:30pm: Morningside Poets

1:00pm: great weather for MEDIA

1:30: Antivirus Publication

2:00pm: The American Poetry Journal

4:00pm: COUPLET

4:30pm: Modern Day Psalmists


11:00am: Live Big Girl

11:30am: Jackie Robinson Poetry Day

12:00pm: Thespis Books

12:30pm: NYRB Poets

1:00pm: Red Hen Press

1:30pm: Brooklyn Poets

2:30pm: The Poetry Society of New York (featuring Lynn Melnick, Javier Zamora, & Dorothea Lasky)


4:30pm: Poetry Street on the Road


11:00am: Poetry Nap

1:00pm: The Poetry Brothel

4:30pm: The Poetry Brothel

Featuring Tina Barry, Jessica Cuello, Jules Gibbs, Ben Gucciardi, Loren Moreno, Tzynya Pinchback, and Hayden Saunier.

J.P. Dancing Bear founded APJ in 2004 as a print journal. After Issue 13 was published online in March 2017, Theresa Senato Edwards became Editor in Chief. Bear remains founding editor. APJ’s mission is, through poetry, to express the idea that just like an open circle or enso (like the one in our logo), creativity should not be "contained within itself" but kindly open out in some way, always. APJ strives for diversity and to publish poems we cannot shake off because they’re unique; they’re intestinal; they’re honest; they progress, leave us deep rooted and committed. We look for distinctiveness, want bold metaphors, sonics like we’ve never heard before, a shared purpose in the unfolding of the poem. We want poems that question humanity and engage us in contemporary as well as age-old concepts, but we’d love a dreamscape with imagery that leaves us questioning ourselves. We look for challenging poetry without pretentiousness and craft woven/broken/spun/sifted through glass—the unimaginable, the courageous, the sublime. When we published book reviews and when we feature APJ book favorites, we look for exceptional poetry books—full-length or chap with any publication date—that haven’t received their fair share of online publicity, promotion, or acclaim whether in mainstream or indie review venues, including Amazon and Goodreads. We also try to help poets and presses get direct sales because of our book features by working with them to offer discounts to APJ readers. We’re very interested in helping APJ poets get their work out into the world both online and in person, the latter, by facilitating and hosting poetry readings and book signings.

Featuring Amanda Torroni, Emmy Marucci.

Andrews McMeel Publishing is the leading publisher of contemporary poetry. As an independent publisher with global marketing and distribution, we’re passionate about discovering authors and creators who have a distinct point of view. We nurture inspirational voices that we believe have the potential to be both profound and popular. Andrews McMeel Publishing works to create a space for everyone where we can celebrate identity, diversity, and empowerment in modern poetry.

Featuring Tanvir Ratul, Orange Live and Marie Michaelle.

An artist-run non-monetary organization to promote liberal views and social justice with the means of literature and creative endeavors.

Artful Dodgers Poetry, founded in June of 2017 and curated by Harvey Soss, hosts monthly poetry readings, with a mix of open mic and featured readers, at the Montauk Club, a Landmarked historical treasure styled in 1891 after a Venetian palazzo. The Montauk Club is located at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just around the corner from the Grand Army Plaza 2/3 subway stop and an easy walk from the 7th Avenue Q and F stations (8th Avenue exit at the latter). Readings are held each month except August in the Fontana Room under an ornate chandelier, against a backdrop of stained glass windows, grand piano and original wall friezes. Brief tours of the Montauk Club may be available upon request at the conclusion of each reading. The mission of Artful Dodgers Poetry is to bring the best poetry available in NYC and beyond to as wide an audience as possible, bridging generations, in a setting remarkable in its own right for its unique, and likely never again to be duplicated, aesthetics. Open mic readers are generally given five minutes to read, more if time permits. For information, or to confirm an interest in reading their work, poets should contact us at A schedule of upcoming events will be posted on Artful Dodgers Poetry's Facebook page and also on the Facebook page of Harvey Soss.

Featuring Rosaly Ruiz, Oscar Sanders, Rob Roman.

We are a collective of artists that work to highlight local creativity in the Bronx.

Featuring Chen Chen, Erika Meitner, Keetje Kuipers.

BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publisher of poetry and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature. By identifying, cultivating, and publishing both new and established poets and selecting authors of unique literary talent, BOA brings high quality literature to the public. Located in Rochester, New York, and founded in 1976 by the late poet, editor, and translator, A. Poulin, Jr., BOA's authors have included Li-Young Lee, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, and Kazim Ali. Authors have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Lannan Literary Award, Guggenheim Fellowships, and NEA fellowships. Most importantly, our first and second book prizes have been awarded to some of the most exciting names in contemporary poetry today, including Aracelis Girmay, Chen Chen, and Erika Meitner. It is this commitment to continuing a dynamic and diverse literary community on the page that makes BOA one of the most respected small poetry presses in America.

Brooklyn Poets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization celebrating and cultivating the poets, poetry and literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry. Since our inception in 2012, our core program of small, intensive poetry workshops taught by award-winning poets in their own homes has served over 700 students and employed over 40 teachers, and we’ve grown to host 22 events per year attracting over 1400 attendees annually, fostering a more homegrown, close-knit, diverse community of poets and readers than what we see traditionally offered by graduate writing programs and the American literary community at large. Our community extends through The Bridge, a unique online network connecting poets and mentors throughout the world.

Featuring David Appelbaum, Jan Schmidt, Robert Krut, Pauline Uchmanowicz.

Founded in 1998 to publish works lying at the intersection of spiritual, literary, and poetic thought, Codhill Press functions to provide texts for readers on a search for meaning and transcendent value. Initially, Codhill drew on a wide circle of interests, from traditional texts of Buddhism to teaching stories of various ways of wisdom to the iconic art of Frederick Franck. The circle then widened to include esoteric studies in philosophy and in dance. Throughout, the Press had a second focus in publishing contemporary poetry. Our annual international Codhill Poetry Award intends to represent contemporary verse from a range of voices that rely on vivid, dynamic language and meaningful content. Codhill publishes from eight to twelve titles per year, each aiming for innovative book design and high production values.

Featuring KC Trommer, Eileen G'Sell, Ruben Quesada.

COUPLET is a quarterly poetry and music series and social at The Delancey on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Readings feature six poets and an after party. Hosted curated and produced by Leah Umansky.

Featuring Ryan Buynak, Brian Van Remmen, Yanika, Ryan Drag, Matt Howels, Justin Foil, Torrye LaFlame.

A collection of wonderful poetic weirdos and pugilists, who stab the wind and turn it in the other direction, just to see if it can be done. From soft spoken storytellers to powerful prophets, this is a collective like no other. Coming from all over the world, Coyote Blood will either kill you or make you believe.

Featuring Jorge Garcia, Camila Rivera Gonzalez, Eric Barenboim, Laura Labella, Fernanda Martinez Varela, Diana Salome Benalcazar, Estefania Angeyra, Pamela Martinetti, Clairette Atri.

Each semester, as a part of its course offerings, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages holds a poetry workshop in Spanish. We would like to continue with our mission to promote poetry from Spanish speaking poets in your festival in addition to our regular poetry readings at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. Our goal is to share with the community the work done during this semester thus reaching out to new audiences and nurture the long Latino poetry tradition in New York City.
In this opportunity we will be sharing work by poets from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Spain, and the United States. 

Featuring Arthur Gatti, Bernard Block, Jessica Nooney, Maribel Arreola Rivas, Baudelio Camarillo, Rosario Herrera Guido.

Darklight Publishing LLC was created in 2016 based in New York City to disseminate the poetic work of contemporary Latin American an American authors. Translation, editing and illustration of the books are in the capable hands of writers and artists in Mexico and the United States. The bilingual series of books named "Bridges" was conceived for readers in our geographic hemisphere, where there is a broad exchange between the English and Spanish languages. These books are distributed in many American and European countries, in printed or digital formats, through the Amazon website. They are also now available on demand at the Barnes & Noble bookstores located throughout the U.S.A.

Featuring Noah Lebien, Akosua Nyantaky, KB Nemcosky, Sarah Safaie.

Poetry magazine out of New York City featuring work by Camilo Roldán, Bridget Talone, Jordan Franklin, Cat Tyc, Olivia Mardwig, Chris Roberts, Todd Colby, Arlo Quint, Daniel Jones and many more. Edited by Matt Proctor.

Featuring Erica Schreiner, Billy Cancel, Ryan Drag, Cody Ross, Gabriel Raines.

Enlilylyxyl is a small press based in Brooklyn focusing on sound poetry, video poetry, and other experimental poetic forms. It is our mission to encourage experimentation and cross-pollination of ideas in the NYC poetry community and beyond. We organize readings in living rooms, galleries, bars, parks, and on beaches. We release print and digital media. We seek to bring together experimental poets and curious adventurers from around the world, and it is our goal to offer support to everyone who is interested in exploring new ways of using language.

Featuring Ysabel Y Gonzalez, Tamara Zbrizher, Michelle Chen, Darla Himeles.

Get Fresh Books does not charge submission fees or run contests. We publish talented authors whose work we respect and admire, and we are interested in publishing your work.

Featuring Evie Ivy, Evelyn Katz, Robert Gibbons, Peggy Fitzgerald, Jack Tricarico.

One of the longest running poetry readings in NYC. (The longest in Brooklyn.) The Green Pavilion Poetry Event through the years has inspired readers, and other readings. It has 3 anthologies out - Dinner with the Muse I, II, and III, "Leisure" that came out recently. Included are regular readers, and poets that have come to read as featured performers. We have had readers from the 5 boroughs and nearby L. I. and Jersey.

great weather for MEDIA focuses on the unpredictable, the fearless, the bright, the dark, and the innovative. Based in New York City, we showcase both national and international writers through solo poetry collections and a yearly anthology selected from open submission. Join us every Sunday, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, for our reading series at the Lower East Side's Parkside Lounge.

Featuring Cheryl Clarke, Erica Doyle, JP Howard, Yesenia Montilla, Stephanie Nikolopoulos, Bertha Rogers.

The Hobart Festival of Women Writers has become a highly anticipated event in the Hobart Book Village, “the reading capital of New York State,” and is unique among cultural happenings in the Catskill region. Co-founded by Cheryl Clarke, Barbara Balliet, and Breena Clarke, the Festival has created space for established and emerging women writers to share their insights and skills through a variety of writing activities and public readings with audiences throughout Delaware County, the state of New York, and beyond. Since 2013, more than 50 distinguished women writers have participated, presenting Public Readings, Writing Workshops, Dramatic Readings, Public Conversations, and other literary activities.

Intersections Mag is a creative community of artists in NYC specially involved in the promotion of the arts through 1) participating in city and neighborhood initiatives; and 2) organizing events and activities (readings, cultural conferences, gallery openings). Intersections Mag members are multicultural, both men and women, highly engaged in human(ism) and social values.

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2ndSaturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. Visit and join us at

Featuring Bob McNeil, EdgarAllan Tristésimo Tercero, Nathaniel Hilton, Tom D'egidio, Robert Kramer, James Browning Kepple.

In our third year, The Jackie Robinson Poetry Day September 15th 12pm - seeks to continue to foster a large and growing audience of dynamic members of our community to come out and participate in reading, listening, and kids creating their own books of Harlem Renaissance Poetry. The Jackie Robinson Bandshell theater is the perfect location for Poetry, Discourse and Community. Sponsored by Underground Books, We invited you to come out and join us on stage and share your poetry. A Poetry Contest is also up for grabs by submitting poems to! We look forward to seeing you participate this year and for many years to come!

 Featuring Jennifer Maloney, Karen Faris, Dionna Vereen, Bart White.

Founded in 2004, Just Poets is a non-profit sustained by its 80-plus members in and around Rochester NY. Each month, we invite area poets to give a reading of their work followed by an open mic. We offer monthly programs on poetry and workshops to provide constructive critiques of works in progress. Each year, in collaboration with FootHills Publishing, we publish an anthology of members' poems. The New York State Council of the Arts funded Just Poets to build community through poetry. We created 21 poetry events and built a cumulative audience of 2100 artists and audience. Just Poets celebrates poets and poetry by supporting writers at all levels of ability to improve their work and find their individual poetic voices. Just Poets also seeks to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation of poetry.

La Pluma y La Tinta is a home for writers, providing literary resources and opportunities for marginalized voices, specifically writers of color and the LGBTQ community, who otherwise would not have a platform for sharing their work.

Featuring Tanvir Ratul, Dustin Pickering, Dr. Lucy Wilson.

Lastbench works closely with other non-profit organisations to promote and facilitate the opportunity to be involved in creative activity among local community and beyond Lastbench is a virtual hub, a neutral mediator between writers/artists and readers/audiences by organising regular publications and events We have a regular literary magazine, which gets published quarterly, featuring translated text from promising writers and poets without any borders, and most importantly which is for free distribution. 'Lastbench' magazine in available in both printed (ISSN: 2045-3299) and online (ISSN:2047-0231) versions. We have 10000 regular subscriber including individuals, universities, poetry society and various organizations around the world.

Featuring Vanessa Chica, Rebeca Lois Lucret, Karina G-lopez.

It began as an idea: 3 poets writing together to take their bodies back from the mouths of critics, that resulted in the creation of "Live Big Girl", a play reviewed as "Touching unrealistic expectations of society as it relates to everything from fashion , religion , relationships, culture , food and sexuality, telling the stories of our childhood and the process of understanding one's true self identity". "Daso" To continue this movement of living big, A "Live Big Project" was created, we are connecting with other poets to share their "live big" message, we are offering community writing workshops to help others find and share their message. Our message is to live big at any size!! and we hope to bring this message to The New York Poetry Festival.

Featuring Ameresoul & Hattress.

Mi Casa aims to bring the love of writing to the community by creating a welcoming and inviting environment where writers and non-writers alike can feel free to express themselves through the art of words.

Featuring Alexa Bello, Vivette Dukes, Susan Dingle, Kyle Viola, Robert Brown, Miguel Pagan, Eddie Backus.

The Modern Day Psalmists are a group of multi-ethnic, multi-generational spoken word and musical artists whose purpose is to bring hope to this generation through the message shared in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We provide an engaging and uplifting experience for those seeking truth, leading them towards a personal relationship with God.

Featuring Deb Kayman, Christine Penny, Bernice Gordon, Elyse Parmentier, Toby Levine, Joanne Fiore, Dan Hess, Jonathan Memmert, Susanna Horng.

Morningside Poets meet weekly in the Morningside Heights public library to talk about craft and to workshop poems. Led by Poet Bill Zavatsky, we are a collective of poets from all five boroughs of NYC and a community organization. All are welcome. We nurture community and a love of poetry.

Featuring Angel Rodriguez, Randy Liban, Cecil Williams, Tanya Robinson.

Since 2003, The NAMI NYC Metro Poetry Workshop is where poets gather to share their stories, experiences, tips, & techniques. A place to learn and experiment while encouraging others to keep reading and keep writing. Participants study and read their poetry and get feedback on their work, share and talk freely in a safe & inclusive space without fear of judgment and allow the collective process to help with both communication and socialization skills.

Featuring Zachary Katz, Jenna Robinson.

The National Association for Poetry Therapy, Inc. (NAPT) is an international and interdisciplinary nonprofit organization promoting growth and healing through written language, symbol and story. NAPT members have forged an energetic community of healers, educators and other helping professionals who value the applications of words and language. NAPT includes members from a wide range of disciplines. We work in many settings where people deal with personal, interpersonal and community chal­lenges. We are found in prisons, support groups, schools, inpatient and day-hospitals, Veterans’ Administration clinics, etc. We work with people of all ages, whether in crisis or searching for wider avenues of growth. We exist where literary art and healing intersect. NAPT represents the language-oriented branch of expressive arts therapies

Featuring Matthew Hupert, Robert Gibbons, John Marcus Powell, Mercy Tullis-Bukhari.

A group of NY writers, mostly focused on poetry, who meet weekly, for the last 8 or 10 years, to look at each other’s work for workshopping. We tend to have a very tight minimalist aesthetic, and a very loose approach to workshopping.

Featuring the winners of our 2019 NYC HS Wide Poetry Contest.

The New York Browning Society was founded in 1907 to study the poetry, life, and times of Robert Browning (1812-1889), and of his wife, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1851). Their programs reflect the extraordinary diversity of the couple’s restless intellects and also encompass most of Victorian literature and culture. The Society also founded The Browning Institute, which saved the poets’ Florentine home, Casa Giudi, from commercial development. The meetings at the National Arts Club, which are held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of October through May, are open to the public. Programs last about 45 minutes, and are followed by a question and answer session with the speaker and refreshments. The only requirement for membership is an interest in the poets. Their May gathering is the Society’s annual meeting and lunch to commemorate the birth of Robert Browning on May 7, 1812. In addition to programs by speakers, they present the awards for our annual citywide high school poetry contest, which will read their work.

Featuring Chanice Cruz, Seo-Young Chu.

Newtown Literary Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting writers and writing in Queens, NY. Our flagship project is the publication of a semiannual literary journal featuring new work by writers living in or originally from the largest borough in New York City. We also hold free writing classes for adults, teens, and kids around the borough, and a biennial writing contest for kids and teens. Throughout the year, all over Queens, we hold readings, workshops, and other literary events.

NYRB Poets is an imprint of New York Review Books which publishes classic works and new translations. The reading will be joined by Chloe Garcia Roberts, a poet and the translator for a book of poetry by the late Tang poet Li Shangyin, and Lawrence Kramer, the editor for NYRB Poets' series Drum-Taps by Walt Whitman. 

Featuring Nolan Blair, Nicola Saffren, Tepper Saffren.

We're a new organization aimed at giving artists a low cost platform to sell their art.

Featuring Max Brett, Chris Campanioni, Jessica Fischoff.

Our chief concern is to provide opportunities for underrepresented voices in publishing, we reject all the "isms" and phobias suppressing our voices. No to racism, sexism, ageism, gender identity discrimination, homophobia, Islamophobia, and economic disenfranchisement.

Featuring Robert Pinsky, Javier Zamora, and Chen Chen.

The Poetry Society of New York is a non-profit dedicated to promoting poetry within our culture. The society accomplishes its mission by producing engaging, one-of-a-kind poetry experiences; by creating strategic partnerships in the worlds of art, literature, and design; and by fostering healthy and progressive poetry communities in cities across the globe. Our projects include the The New York City Poetry Festival, The Poetry Brothel, The Typewriter Project, Milk Press, and the newly launched Micro-Residency program. 

Featuring Susan Dingle, Vivett Dukes, Mark Jackett, Scarlett Jackett, Bianca Arielle.

Poetry Street is an informal gathering of poets and friends of all ages from every culture and community. Together we create a safe and welcoming space, “a room without a roof” where every voice is heard. Together we are Poetry Street. Started by Susan Dingle with Robert A. Brown as a project for the East End Arts’ JumpstART program, Poetry Street’s first reading in June 2014 celebrated Juneteenth. In July we honored the legacy of Maya Angelou, and ever since Poetry Street has featured poets from all over Long Island reflecting the diversity of our community. Poetry Street on the Road was born in August 2015 when we were invited by the Anti-Bias Task Force of Southold Town to perform at the 6th Annual Unity Picnic. Poetry Street on the Road was featured in October at the Riverhead Free Library, and at Riverside Rediscovered’s Arts at the Park event, part of the National #Dare to Imagine event series.

Featuring Harvey Pacht, Wayne Boston, Gerard Grant, Karen LePatner, Maria Zulic, Catherine James, Tony Yancey, Joshua Akullian, Judith Akullian, Mike Guillen, Lenin Dominguez.

We are a group of poets that meet weekly in Harlem. Our reason for getting up each day is to challenge all outdated notions of ability, one poem at a time. Poets, of Course is a collective of poets with intellectual disabilities. We pride ourselves on our creativity and rigor. We hope that by hearing us read, you begin to question all you think you know about boundaries and capabilities. Oh yes we can.

Featuring John MacDonald, Marianne Szlyk, Alan Britt, Ethan Goffman, and David Churchill.

Pony One Dog is a small press specializing in finding, publishing and promoting poets and writers who are interested in making poetry accessible to the wider public, specifically by creating "interesting reading material" that would be available in airport and bus stations, among other places.

Featuring Alison Koffler, Cheryl Rice, Guy Reed, Leslie Gerber, Sharon Israel, T.G. Vanini, Dayl Wise.

We are a small independent press founded in 2000. Our original mission: to give voices to veterans and noncombatants whose lives have been affected by the trauma of war. Since 2003 we have also published other authors, mostly from our beloved Hudson Valley, whose work we admire. We publish handsomely-produced chapbooks and the occasional perfect bound trade paperback. We are pleased to publish writing that expresses something poignant and meaningful about the human condition.

Featuring Christine Sloan Stoddard, Ghia Vitale, Benjamin Nardolilli, Mari Pack.

Quail Bell Magazine is a feminist publication and community for real and unreal stories from around the world. We have a special love for the imaginary, nostalgic, and otherworldly. Our go-to spell? Art + Ideas = Magic.

Featuring Jason Schneiderman, Susan Kinsolving, Dolores Hayden.

Red Hen Press is an American non-profit press specializing in the publication of poetry, literary fiction, and nonfiction. Founded in 1994, Red Hen is now located in Pasadena, California. The press was founded in 1994 by Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull with the intention of keeping creative literature alive. Their focus as a literary press is to publish poetry, literary fiction, and nonfiction. Red Hen Press is committed to publishing work of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.

 Featuring Upile Chisala, Alison Malee.

Read Poetry is a safe space to explore identity, diversity, and empowerment, providing a familiar but current look into the human experience. It is an online community where we celebrate poetry around the world and encourage readers to discover poetry that speaks to them.

With poets like Amanda Lovelace, Courtney Peppernell, Iain S. Thomas, and Rupi Kaur bringing their work to Instagram and other digital mediums, we saw a need to centralize the poetry community into a supportive space where they can share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences and engage in self-care.

The Red Wheelbarrow Poets is a collective of poets based in the hometown of William Carlos Williams, Rutherford, NJ. The group hosts a weekly poetry workshop led by Jim Klein and a monthly reading series organized by The Gang of Five at the Williams Center in Rutherford. They also host another reading series at the GainVille Café, also in Rutherford, hosted by Mark Fogarty. Their annual journal "The Red Wheelbarrow" is celebrating ten years of relevant poetry in NY and NJ.

Featuring Debra Ayis, Rae Printy, Lancelot Schaubert, Ellen Stedfeld, Amelia Thompson, Stephanie Nikolopoulos.

The Redeemer Writers Group crafts words so that they might be light in a dark space, wildflowers breaking through cracks in the pavement, water to thirsty souls. We believe that in the beginning was the Word and that the Word became flesh, and so we write this poetry into our hearts and endeavor to share beauty, love, and hope in the words we write, the poems we read, the lives we lead. We have been meeting monthly for close to a decade to seek the flourishing of New York City. We hold discussions, critiques, readings, and conferences.

Featuring Tha Real, Verbal Artisan.

An organization that produce performance poetry slams, showcases and open mics in the New York City area.

Featuring Kate Belew, Derick Ebert, KT Herr.

An ethos of generosity guides the MFA Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence—a belief that thriving as a writer can go hand in hand with helping other writers thrive. Sarah Lawrence's MFA Writing faculty members are both distinguished writers and devoted mentors. At the heart of our program are bi-weekly, one-on-one student-teacher conferences, in which our faculty engages with your work in depth, accompanying you every step of the way as you explore the possibilities of your art. Our vibrant community of writers features monthly student readings, the student-run literary magazine Lumina, and a student-run annual poetry festival, as well as our literary colloquium, a weekly series of talks by faculty members, visiting writers, and publishing-industry professionals. 

Featuring Nia Mora, Astrid Ferguson, Shanice Ariel.

Our mission is to build a community through the empowerment of women with education, awareness, and the arts to cultivate healing and change.

Featuring Hao Lun Xu, Lauren Halbert, Samira Sadeque, and Trace DePass.

Short Line Review is an organization dedicated to connecting artists to their communities, to each other, to resources, and to themselves. Through podcasts, workshops, articles, publishing opportunities, and live events within the tri-state area, we help poets, musicians, and visual artists navigate their current fields and grow their current network all while raising the voices of marginalized communities. We have created two literary anthologies that raised money for Baton Rouge flood victims and New Brunswick homeless, interviewed poets and community builders, and collaborated with Write About Now, Muslim Writers Collective, Muslim Girl and SlamFind to curate an American Muslim Video Cypher for Muslim poets and storytellers that is also available on YouTube.

Souletri started out as a small monthly showcase offering a stage for up-and-coming artists of all types. Over the course of a year, with careful curation, and a consistent family-like fanbase, Souletri has grown into an extravagant event offering original and thought provoking poetry and musical talent. These artist through their special ways of expression, continue to captivate the minds of the fast growing crowds in attendance who leave every show speechless.

Featuring Erin Moran, Rebecca Kokitus, Alyssa Ciamp, Candáce Wright.

Suburban Springtime is an experimental poetry & arts zine and reading series based in Philadelphia. The quarterly publication culminates in a print and digital zine, plus a reading event featuring local contributors. Suburban Springtime aims to encourage local, emerging poets and artists to contribute and participate in the poetry and zine communities at large.

Featuring Nikki Ritchie, Kiran Bath, Julia Knobloch, Sarah Lyn Rogers, Danielle Lemon, Annie Hulkower, Laura Murphy, Julie Hart, Marine Cornuet, Jen Ozarow.

Sweet Action is a poetry collective that supports each member’s unique voice through respectful discussion and critique, public readings, and our anthologies. We seek to create a welcoming space for a diverse group of women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA poets. The group was founded in 2014 by Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart and is based in Brooklyn.

Featuring Gary J. Whitehead, Sarah Wetzel, and Michael T. Young.

Terrapin Books is a small press for poetry books exclusively. Now 3 years old, the press has published 17 collections by single authors, 3 craft books, and 2 anthologies with a third in progress. Our mission is to present beautiful books of well-crafted poems. Our poets come from all parts of the country. We tend to favor lyric poetry but also seek variety. Work from our books has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and American Life in Poetry. Our books have placed in several after-publication contests and one won Best Poetry Book of the Year from the Virginia Poetry Society and another won the Whirling Prize for work about the disabled.

Featuring Cedric Jones, Kimberly Moore, Erika Bracy.

Thespis Books is a new independent publishing imprint operating in NYC.

Featuring Josh Dale, Rebecca Kokitus, Jane-Rebecca Cannarella. 

A Philadelphia-based small press of handmade books, a monthly reading series, and a literary journal.

Underground Books was started in 1997. Countless wars, solo albums, and a hefty mortgages later, and entering 20--, our love for books remain undiminished. We love books and we love poetry. Our primary goal is to make books of poetry (it is our belief that a good book is always poetry.) Representing Writers from all over the world, this truly is the Underground. Join us.

Featuring Jianna Jihyun Park, Maura Lee Bee, Sierra-Nicole Qualles.

VA Press specializes in quality poetry by new authors, with a focus on work that transcends the ether. We publish many styles and genres of verse that makes us whoa.

Featuring Tina Chang, Jill Bialosky.

“Books are the weapons in the battle of ideas.” These were the words of William Warder Norton, who 96 years ago launched the firm that bears his name. Today, the three-person company he once ran from his living room has become the oldest and largest publishing house owned entirely by its employees. In 1923, Norton and his wife, Mary Dows Herter Norton, hired a stenographer and began transcribing and publishing the lectures delivered at the People’s Institute, the adult division of Cooper Union in New York City. While initially modest in scope, this enterprise embodied the Nortons' progressive vision that leaders in their fields—not mere popularizers—should “bring to the public the knowledge of our time.” Norton and his wife used their living room table to assemble these lectures into pamphlets, which they then boxed in sets of twenty to sell as a whole. As Mrs. Norton later remembered, “Warder would carry the results by taxi in an old Drew suitcase that had accompanied my parents on their wedding journey.” The Nortons soon expanded their program beyond the People’s Institute, acquiring manuscripts by celebrated academics from America and abroad and entering the fields of philosophy, music, and psychology, in which they published acclaimed works by Bertrand Russell, Paul Henry Lang, and Sigmund Freud (as his primary American publisher). Described in the New York Herald Tribune as “a figure of universal respect and liking,” Warder Norton was inspired by his sense of duty to serve as the president of the Council on Books in Wartime during World War II, working with other publishing greats including Bennett Cerf and John Farrar to spearhead a book donation effort that put 123 million copies of 1,180 titles into the hands of those in military service. “This is the most valuable thing that bookmen can undertake in the conduct of the war,” said Norton about the massive project that produced books designed to fit into the pockets of soldiers; in this role, he also coined his phrase about books as weapons, which was adopted by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Warrior Writers is a veteran-focused arts organization that fosters artistic exploration and expression through casual, welcoming workshops, retreats and public performances.

Featuring Vincent Katz, Elaine Equi, Jerome Sala, David Lehman, Ron Kolm aWnd, Stephen Paul Miller, Paul Miller.

Yearly poetry magazine celebrating its 6th year. Each issue dedicated to a poet. This year issue celebrates the poetry of John Ashbery and Colette Inez. Poets published in issue include Ann Wakdnan, Star Black, David Lehman, Charles Bernsteinx Jill Hoffman, Tom Savage, Vincent Katz, Ann Lauterbach, Barbara Rosenthal, John Godfrey, Roxanne Hoffman, Bob Holnan and others.

The Women's Poetry Workshop is a community of poets who gather monthly to share their work and collaboratively provide feedback-simple as that. Founded by women, the Workshop seeks to foster a safe environment for women, queer, non-binary individuals and allies. Our mission is to always provide a free and accessible space to call home; to be a resource for all things poetry; to be a team, supporting our members in all of their endeavors; to live out poetry in our real lives, every single day. Workshops are currently held at Playground Coffee Shop in Bed-Stuy and at Rafaela's home in Greenpoint. We also sell a zine, host series of readings and special, paid events. Most recently: "A Poetry Reading" at Playground Coffee Shop, and a zuihitsu workshop led by María Fernanda Snelling, co-hosted by West Village florist, Fleurotica.

We publish LGBTQIA-identified people, people of color, and women. We're a lifestyle, art, and literary magazine.